Contrary to the belief that literacy routines can lead to dull, repetitive, unimaginative, scripted ways of teaching, this presentation will show that routines not only lay the framework for predictable structures, instructional consistency, and skill-building, but will also provide plenty of opportunity for teacher autonomy, creative expression, and nurturing the desire to learn in each child.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Apply a set of literacy routines (listening, speaking, reading, writing, language routines, as well as building background knowledge) to their own teaching.
- Engage their students in active literacy learning routines in all four domains.
- Assess, activate and build background knowledge for literacy engagement.
- Promote academic language use at the word, sentence and text levels.
- Adapt or apply a set of templates and scaffolding tools to the needs of their own students.